Mechanical & Piping Engineer


United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪

At Desolenator, we’re on a mission to make clean water accessible to everyone. As a Mechanical Engineer, you’ll play a critical role in developing and delivering our solar desalination systems. You’ll be responsible for leading the Mechanical and Piping (M&P) design within multi-discipline engineering, EPCM or EPC projects for our solar desalination systems.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading the design and development of our plants, from preliminary engineering to detail designs, construction, commissioning, and final turnover to clients.
  • Ensuring compliance with project contract requirements, company standards, and procedures.
  • Collaborating with a team of engineers and designers to deliver high-quality designs and engineering deliverables.
  • Managing any mechanical changes and identifying, formalizing, and notifying relevant parties of changes in the project.
  • Undertaking technical bid assessments, subcontractor design reviews, and providing technical support to site teams.
  • Participating in factory acceptance tests and site acceptance tests as needed.
  • Performing mechanical, functional, hydraulic, and thermodynamic testing of pumps in accordance with API, clients, and contractor requirements.
  • Developing and applying piping material classes based on project requirements.
  • Creating and maintaining internal specifications, work instructions, and job aids.
  • Checking and approving any mechanical/rotary equipment deliverables provided by the engineering firm and providing support during the installation phase.
  • Resolving project management problems related to your area of expertise, including project planning deficiencies, project quality defects, schedule slippages, and potential cost overruns.
  • Installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting mechanical equipment such as compressors, turbines, blowers, pumps, heat exchangers, cold box systems, chillers, and cooling towers.
  • Leading incident investigations and performing root cause failure analysis for incidents with a suspected Mechanical Integrity/Quality Assurance cause.
  • Developing and creating inspection plans for site equipment and setting up maintenance plans.
  • Recommending and tracking performance metrics.
  • Overseeing and interacting with maintenance contractors regarding maintenance repairs, repair plans, equipment installation, quality assurance requirements, etc.
  • Assisting with equipment troubleshooting and root cause analysis (RCA).

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • An Associate or BSc in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in rotating equipment/mechanical maintenance/reliability engineering in an industrial manufacturing environment or a Level II certification in vibration analysis.
  • Solid knowledge in the design and installation of piping networks.
  • Experience in AutoCAD in the production of 2D drawings.
  • Experience in the production of 3D models is advantageous.

It will be advantageous if you also pocess the following skills:

  • Working experience obtained with electrical or water utilities, ideally thermal desalination experience
  • Fluent spoken and written English 
  • Project Management skills to include the management of people
  • Driving license
  • Familiar with International Engineering Codes and Standards.
  • Dynamic attitude towards project improvements and savings.

At Desolenator, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. We believe that our differences make us stronger, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. If you’re passionate about making a difference and have the technical expertise to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!

Your application should answer the following questions:

What makes you personally passionate about our mission?

In the context of a solar powered thermal desalination plant, how would you describe the role of mechanical engineers?

What experience do you have in commissioning activities, executing reliability improvement projects, troubleshooting, and drawing up maintenance plans and schedules?






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